Sunday, September 9, 2007

Recuperative Sunday

No buyer's remorse here. I usually get it but I was careful with my purchases. Maybe I should use this strategy everywhere I go.

I wish I could remember which sheep is which, but they came out of the camera out of order with what I wrote and I don't have the best memory in the world.

I'm pretty sure these (above) are Icelandic. But I could be wrong.

Not all the sheepy pictures came out because of windows and sunlight streaming in. Not to mention some sheeps showed me their butts when I tried to take their picture. Hmph.

I don't know much about this one, but I do remember watching with the intensity of a good Buffy episode. I could have watched her for hours.

Just as we walked through the doors, we met this sight. Kismet, I'm sure. The world is telling me I need to get busy spinning. The woman on the right was just learning. She did a really good job, too.

Lee on the left and Tom (my husband) on the right. Lee is my pusher supplier of black sheep fleece. (See, Lee, I told you I was going to put you on my blog.)

Not sure why this didn't center, but this is a demonstration of sheep herding dogs. I was amazed. This little stinker would nip the heels of the sheep when they didn't do what he wanted and the sheep would bleat like crazy. I'm so amazed at the dogs' abilities.

On to normal things. I have to frog the sleeve of Jesse's Flames. I had Zach close his eyes and tried the sleeve on him and it went past his fingers. *sigh* I even shortened the pattern a bit. I'm knitting the yellow in instead of duplicate stitching and it looks better. The color blends in better than ds-ing it. Don't know exactly what the difference would be but...there you go.

I talked to my mom today. She's wanting me to teach her how to knit so I'm hoping to go down for T-day this year. She's in her mid 70's and I'm so proud of her. She's tried to organize a stitch group at their church but not one person has responded. She included quilting, crochet and knitting. Sheesh. What does it take?

My great-niece (the one who likes purple, not the pink one) is coming up the end of October and wants to learn. Her dad (my favorite nephew) wants to learn as well.

I found out my daughter's baby is due in a couple of weeks. I have a book for the baby, but haven't knit anything. As much as I defend acrylics, I wouldn't use that for her baby. It's hard to explain but I think she wouldn't appreciate it. I'm waiting to find out what it is before I knit anything. They didn't want to know in advance. How unique in this day and age.

I haven't knit a thing all day. I've done some cleaning but mostly just vegged out. But now I must get some done or I'll go into withdrawal. I need my fix.


1 comment:

Cookie said...

Aren't the dogs amazing? I always love getting to see dogs trained to do what they were meant to do.

How about cotton for the baby? Or superwash wool since we're talking about a winter baby.